A 3.7 magnitude earthquake hit North Sinai at 10:35 am on Monday with no casualties, the National Seismological Network for Monitoring Earthquakes stated.
The earthquake occurred at longitude 34.34 east and latitude 29.96 north, 140 kilometers away from al-Arish in North Sinai.
July saw three earthquakes strike Egypt, according to the chairman of Egypt’s National Seismic Network Gad Mohammed al-Qadi, who stated that a 2.7 magnitude earthquake hit east of Cairo on July 12 with no casualties reported, while another 1.8 magnitude earthquake hit the area on July 6 and a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit north of Alexandria on July 5.
One of the most famous earthquakes recorded in the history of ancient Egypt was a massive one that struck Alexandria and caused parts of the city to sink into the Mediterranean Sea, including the Isis Temple.
In 1903, Egypt was hit by an earthquake, which was the strongest of the last century, killing 10,000 people.
An earthquake took place on October 12, 1992, measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale, killing 541 people and injuring 6,522 others. It destroyed 398 buildings and left 8,000 other buildings threatened with collapse.
On November 22, 1995, the largest of Egypt’s earthquakes in modern history measured 7.2 on the Richter scale. It hit the city of Nuweiba on the Red Sea, killing five people and wounding dozens of others. It was felt in North Africa, Spain and Turkey.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm